Relieve pain with subtle shifts in tai chi movement

If you experience recurring pain while practicing, a slight shift in your tai chi practice method may be all you need to affect a big change. For example, a closer alignment to the center may be all you need to relieve, or dissolve, pain. Many have knee pain, which is often a sign of incorrect…

Hold that (tai chi) thought

Tai chi teachers hold a place for other learners who are unable to put in the time to maintain a regular practice. They hold the thought for when they return to practice and pick up where they left off. Hold Up Sky Speaking of holding the thought, to build awareness in the practice of tai…

Tai Chi Prompt: Know you central equilibrium

Know where your central equilibrium is. Move around it, up and down its length. Forward and back. Straight, strong, alive, flexible, always regenerating.

Home Tai Chi Practice: Six Categories of Training

Most of us are probably used to being given a set of movements to do—one set for everyone. I addition, I suggest choosing a few moves from among the many that you learn in class that appeal to you and remember them at home. The routine you develop does not have to be a “one…

What is “whole body moves as a single unit”

One of the goals practitioners want to achieve and refine in the practice of tai chi is "whole body moves as a single unit." One way to approach understanding what it is, is to distinguish between parts that you are not moving and parts that you are moving already. Usually, we rely on individual parts…